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NWS warns of 'unsurvivable' storm surge along Louisiana coast

2 years 5 months 3 days ago Wednesday, August 26 2020 Aug 26, 2020 August 26, 2020 11:01 AM August 26, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is warning residents along parts of the gulf coast to evacuate, citing storm surge forecasts predicting peaks up to 20 feet.

The areas most at risk are coastal parts of Louisiana and Texas near the state line. The NWS said the deepest water is expected along the immediate coast where landfall will take place and the surge will be accompanied by "large and destructive" waves.

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